While Oregon and Washington broil, the Southwest and Southern Rockies enjoy a welcome reprieve of moisture
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
In the wake of recent oil-train derailments, Skagit County wants Shell to do a full environmental review.
Federal and state investigations have found lax safety practices at oil refineries going back a decade.
A team of scientists have figured out what’s killing West Coast sea stars, but bigger mysteries remain.